January 15, 2018

Lessons learned from coaching and refereeing games

With experience as a coach and official, working on both sides of the sidelines has helped me improve in each role. These perspectives made me aware of what coaches or referees may be thinking at any moment, and there are times I wish my counterpart ...

September 19, 2017

Between the Lines: What to do about the disappearing referees

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignleft" width="100"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] It was five years ago when I first heard rumblings of referee shortages at the high school level. Pennsylvania’s longtime officials had noticed high turnover and...

June 26, 2017

Texas officials considering harsher penalties for fights

There were 16 fights on Texas high school basketball courts last year, according to the Dallas Morning News, and state referees want to do something about it. The newspaper reports that the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association intend...